7/4/2021–|Last updated: 4/8/202112:02 AM (Makkah)
In a fiery match in snowy weather, Paris Saint-Germain returned from the stadium of defending champions Bayern Munich with a thrilling 3-2 victory in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday night.
Although Bayern, the holder of the 2020 six, plays at its Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, he was behind with two goals scored by Kylian Mbappe in the third minute and Marquinhos in the 28th minute due to some defensive lapses and loopholes and with two decisive passes from Neymar.
🚨 Mbappe ignites the match with a quick goal against the defending champions ⚽️
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The championship holder rebelled and managed to reduce the score with a goal by Erik Maxime Chubu Moting in the 37th minute, then Thomas Muller equalized in the 60th minute.
But Bayern did not rest in a long draw, as brilliant Mbappe regained the lead for Saint-Germain just 8 minutes later.
With this victory, the French champion avenged his defeat by Bayern Munich in the final of the last European Champions League last year, after which the Brazilian star Neymar cried and replaced it with remarkable brilliance today with his decisive passes.
The return match will be held next Tuesday at the Princes Park in the French capital, Paris, and Saint-Germain seems to have a greater chance to overcome the Bayer Munich phenomenon and qualify for the semi-finals, to be the biggest surprises of the tournament this year.